COVID-19 Project recruitment at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune is a premier autonomous Institution established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, for promotion of high quality science education and research in the country.

Institute invites applications from Indian nationals having excellent academic record and relevant work experience for the following positions purely on temporary and contractual basis under the funded project

Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Name of the Project : “Epidemiological and Serological Surveillance of COVID-19 in Pune”

Funding Agency : Private Funding

Minimum educational Qualifications :
Master’s degree in any branch of Life Sciences with minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade. Experience in:
1. Working with infectious diseases
2. Molecular diagnostic techniques likes ELISA, qRT-PCR, serological tests is necessary

Preference : Candidates having experience in COVID-19 diagnostics will be preferred

Job Requirement : Work will involve handling human blood samples collected from a random survey. Work will be conducted under BSL2+ conditions with potentially SARS-CoV-2 infected samples.

Tenure of the appointment :  Initially for a period of six months further extendable subject to satisfactory performance of incumbent and continuation of project

Consolidated emoluments : Rs. 31,000 + 24% HRA per month

Age : Not more than 30 years as on closing date of advertisement.

Research Associate (RA)

Name of the Project : “Epidemiological and Serological Surveillance of COVID-19 in Pune”

Funding Agency : Private Funding

Minimum educational Qualifications :
Ph.D. in any branch of Life Sciences with first class Master’s degree in Life sciences. Experience in:
1. Working with infectious diseases
2. Molecular diagnostic techniques like ELISA, qRTPCR, serological tests is necessary

Preference : Candidates having experience in COVID-19 diagnostics will be preferred

Job Requirement : Work will involve handling human blood samples collected from a random survey. Work will be conducted under BSL2+ conditions with potentially SARS-CoV-2 infected samples.

Tenure of the appointment :  Initially for a period of six months further extendable subject to satisfactory performance of incumbent and continuation of project

Consolidated emoluments : Rs. 47,000 + 24% HRA per month

Age : Not more than 30 years as on closing date of advertisement.

General Information
1. The appointment is purely temporary and will terminate automatically without any notice or compensation on termination of the project.
2. The appointed person shall have no claim of appointment / absorption in Funding Agency or in IISER Pune.
3. The appointment of the applicant will be governed by the terms and conditions of the respective funding agency particularly applicable to the said project.
4. The qualification prescribed should have been obtained from recognized Universities / Institutions.
5. The prescribed educational qualification and experience is bare minimum and mere possession of same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview. Where number of applications received in response to this advertisement is large, it may not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates. Based on the recommendations of the Screening Committee, the Project Investigator may restrict the number of candidates to be called for the interview to a reasonable limit after taking into consideration qualifications and experience over and above the minimum prescribed in the advertisement. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the candidates, to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of applying.
6. Age relaxation commensurate with experience of the applicant may be considered with the prior approval of the competent authority.
7. No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing for the interview.
8. Selected candidates will have to join duty immediately on receipt of the offer.
9. No interim enquiries / correspondence / communication of any sort will be entertained on the matter.
10. Canvassing in any form and / or bringing any influence, political, or otherwise, will be treated as a disqualification for the post applied for.

HOW TO APPLY:
•  Interested candidates should send the application by email in the prescribed format available below this advertisement by email (convert into PDF Format) addressed to bio_app@iiserpune.ac.in on or before July 22, 2020 by 12.00 Noon. Please mention name of the post in the subject line of the email.

List of shortlisted candidates for selection process with details of date & time will be put up on the institute website below this advertisement and the shortlisted candidates will be informed by e-mail only. Therefore, please mention active Mobile Number and Email ID in the application form.
Recent passport size photograph and photocopies of relevant certificates and other testimonials in support of age, qualification, experience etc. will be collected and verified at an appropriate stage.

Last date of application : July 22, 2020 by 12 Noon

Date of Interview via Skype / Zoom / Video conferencing : July 24, 2020 starting from 10.00 AM (Shortlisted candidates only)

Advt. No. 30/2020/IISER-P/Proj._Rect./15.07.2020

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